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Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

Q: Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!
Thanks so much for any help on this

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A: Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

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recently my desktop has been infected with certain trojan i tried to remove but seems to have accidentally remove some system files so decided to back up my files on another physical hard disk (i got 2, 1 for os and programs another for music files and such)
the problem comes when i accidentally delete the partition for my backup drive
not sure what to do i went on to partition and format the inital os drive and installed xp
as of now the backup drive is not allocated but i haf not format or partition it yet
so is there anyway i can restore the drive?

A:Restoring Hard Disk Due To Accidental Deletion Of Partition

Hi desmondkiu and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If you deleted the partition then you information is gone. There may be some methods to recover this information, but I could be very expensive to do.

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I have a 1 tera bite USB storage unit ,,, it was pluged into ps3 to run a movie, PS3 insaled a 68mb partition ,,,
My computer can only see 68mb ,,, but can not read any thing in the partition !!!
Is it posible to remove the patition with out damage the the information on the rest of the 1 tera B storage ???
Thank you Al Hunt

A:Accidental partition on external storage

Please do not post your e-mail address in a public forum. I've edited it out so it doesn't get harvested by spammers and also because all assistance is to be done on the boards. Thanks for understanding.

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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While trying to delete some spyware off my computer I accidently deleted something and now the interenet doesn't work. There is a connection but somehow none of the internet applications work. I was using adaware and the add on LSP explorer. I deleted the Name space providers specifically the TCPIP and UDPIP.

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Hi...I have a yahoo email account and I accidentally sent my emails to the trash can and emptied it...I am gutted as they were special...anyone help??? please?? thanks xx

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Hello TechGuys,
Happy New Year. I have accidently 'permanently' deleted my complete video library from a portable hard drive. I haven't used the drive since. Is there any way that I can restore these files? Your advice will be much appreciated.

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I believe I accidentally deleted the program files folder in windows vista. How can I restore the folder and programs. It is no longer in the recycle bin.

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you can try recuva

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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okay so basically i deleted some stuff on my computer and uninstalled some stuff and then wished i hadnt. and i delted it all from my recycling bin. i just want to go back from before tonight when i deleted the stuff. so i did system restore and it did nothing that i noticed or that i needed it to do. is there anyway to go back and get the stuff back that i deleted and stuff? please help! thank youuu

A:Help asap- accidental deletion

Hello jessica_lyn,

Please download the following program: Recuva

Once downloaded and installed, you should be presented with a wizard.

Select next. It will then ask you to select the file types you wish to recover. Once selected, click next.

It will then ask you "Where were the files?" If the files were deleted from the recycle bin like you stated, select: "In The Recycle Bin." If you're not sure where the files were, select: "I'm not sure".

Click next. You will then be given the choice to "Enable Deep Scan."
As stated in Recuva:"Check this box if previous scans have failed to find your files. Note that this may take over an hour on a large drive."

Select start. Recuva will then begin scanning your computer for the deleted files, please be patient while it does.

Once it's finished you will be provided with the results.

Under "file name" put a check next to the files you wish to recover, and select "recover."

Note the circles below the files:

Red: Unrecoverable
Yellow: Very Poor State
Green: Excellent State

Note: If the files you wanted are not provided within the results even after you have done a deep scan. It is possible that they have been overwritten and are no longer recoverable.

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While playing I navigated to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop" and selected "MenuShowDelay" and instead of modify I Deleted. I've scanned by deleted files using both "Norton" and "Fix-It" Utilities and can not find the deleted item. At this stage I'm afraid to shut down the computer for fear it will not reboot properly.
I'm using Windows XP Pro. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Accidental Registry Deletion

Welcome to TSG

Go back to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop

click Edit | New | String Value
Right click it and click Rename
name it MenuShowDelay
Double Click MenuShowDelay and change the value to what you want it to be

(400 is default, 0 is too fast, set it to 100 for a happy medium)

Alternatively, Try a system restore to yesterday's date

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I've had the same frustration with Thunderbird for years. When I'm reading a message and forget that I haven't hit "reply" and highlight some words to erase.... it erases the whole file.
I submitted a bugzilla several years ago and the expert said it was a trivial problem since no one is that dumb to make that mistake. The fact that no one else has submitted it makes me think it is something in Options I have set wrong. Can someone help?


A:Accidental File Deletion

I can't see that problem having anything to do with TB's settings - why would it?
A setting like that just wouldn't make any sense.

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I accidentally deleted the Trash Can on my new laptop. How can I restore it?


A:Solved: Accidental deletion

Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize

Click on the Change Desktop Icons link in the upper left hand corner

In the Desktop Icons Settings window, check the Recycle Bin box and click OK

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I share my pc with a flatmate, we each have a passord although I am the main user. I switched on yesterday to find my password reset and all my files gone. Photos, uni notes, personal diary, everything i had saved. My flatmates info is still there. Could she have accidently done something to my part of the memory? Is there a way of getting my info back or is it gone forever, my recycle bin says it's empty, I am heartbroken, all my photos and uni papers.
Running Windows XP home edition.
Does anyone know about this password thing, will I be able to find my stuff?

A:Accidental Deletion Of Files

Sign on as administartor and explore the drive to see if there is a profile for you that isn't showing up when you sign on with your username.

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While I have been running W8 on my my laptop for a few months, I am at a point of wanting an OE Metro app back that I discarded during setup.

It was simple (and now I know wrong) to uninstall the icon from the desktop, rather then to unpin. Shoot me it was the excitement of the new OS

Well bottom line, it was IE. Now of course I can simple create one, but a created one doesn't offer the same variable's as the Metro app.

I would think this is a standard app for the Store but no... that would be to easy. So here I am, how can I get this back.... Can I get iy back

Thanks TW

A:Accidental deletion of a Metro app


I only have a local account so I can't access the store directly; however, I think if you go to your Start Page, click on the Store App, and then right-click on the actual Store Page (see image), then click on the "Your Apps", it should get you to the right place to identify your existing apps and show you the original apps that can be restored as well. No guarantees but it is worth a try; yes?

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Hello all,
This isn't exactly as much of a problem as it is just a question. I have a small server that I store my important documents on so that I don't take up room on my computer. I work pretty fast on computers and sometimes, accidentally do things I didn't mean to do, like delete something.
My question: is there a way that I can mark these files so that if I would happen to accidentally click to delete one of them, that the computer won't let me or something that stops me from deleting them. Whether it's that I restrict deletion of these files or I get a pop up saying "hey, this file has been marked for prevention of accidental deletion, do you really want to delete this?" I know you get a message before you delete saying "do you really want to delete 'this file'?" But I just want something that will either completely block me from deleting them (which is most preferred) or somehow prevents me from deleting them.
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Block Accidental Deletion

If you accidentally delete files they go to the Recylce Bin so you can always recover them from there.You can also set permissions for any or all users (or Groups) to protect deletion of files. Set "Everyone" as "Deny" for "delete".File and Folder PermissionsDescription of File System Folder and File PermissionsHow to Change File Permissions on Windows 7And there are third party utilities.How to prevent deletion of files with Folder ProtectFree System Protect Stop Accidental File DeletionsOf course the best practice for safeguarding your data is backup, backup, backup.

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I have an Acer Aspire One CloudBook 14 with absolutely no storage space at all...not even for critical updates. It came with 28GB of which most of it was used for a reinstallation of the OS because of infection. There's a Windows.old file that for some reason I cannot delete no matter what...tried adding an external (flash) storage to no avail...At my wits end...there has to be a way to retrieve some if not all my storage back...

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short version:
accidentally deleted files from an SSD by missplacing mouse cursor > pressed esc and ctrl-z immedialtely after delete was pressed. > ctrl z did not work.
> deleted files did not show up in recycle bin
> lost files can be seen and recovered with recovery software but recovered files are garbage.
any ideas? ; )

bit more detailed version:
somehow i just managed to delete almost all files and folder from my desktop.

I highlighted all files and folders and wanted to check the size with a right click. i accidentally clicked delete instead of properties. the desktop was loaded and the files were even spread over dual monitors.... I realized what I have done and instantly hit the escape button and typed ctrl-z but everything was gone already (delete confirmation is turned off since 15 years)
so i thought... no problem, just restore the files from the recycle bin. I even had a current save of the desktop layout.

the Problem: only about 25% of the files that resided on the desktop were in the recycle bin. the rest was gone. I immediately scanned with recovery software and I guess the files are there (from what I have seen in a hurry) but they dont recover properly.
I tried 3 different programs. the all find the lost files and recover them... but when I try to open them it's just garbage.

I think the problem might be that my C drive is a SSD and that maybe the recovery works different on SSDs although the descrition of at leas one of... Read more

A:accidental file deletion with a twist

Do not know what software you used to recover, but Shadow should work
ShadowExplorer.com - About

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Hi once again and apologies if this has been covered, I looked in search and couldn't find the answer, sorry.

I have a large collection of photographs that I am currently indexing and backing up onto an external HDD. Is there a way to prevent sausage fingered people, well me really, from deleting folders by mistake? I haven't done it yet and don't really want to!

Many thanks.


A:Folders-Can I prevent accidental deletion?

The best thing you can do is make sure the Confirmation is turned on Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off


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I normally connect to a domain at my office. At home, I switch to a workgroup. While logged into my workgroup, I deleted an account called "account unknown" , which was very large, and as it turns out, was my work profile - gone now.

Does anyone know of a way to recover my profile?


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so here's the scoop, it's kind of strange. i was trying to upload photos onto facebook. when you click on the site to add photos, the website somehow opens up a window with your personal files in it, right? from which you choose the photos you want to upload. i was clicking through them quickly and accidentally made copies of several photos. in that same window i tried to delete the copies i had made and accidentally deleted an original photo. so, because i deleted it within the website, sort of, that photo (along with the extra copies) is not showing up in my recycle bin and therefore i can't restore it. i have no idea where it went. i tried downloading a program called 'restoration' and it did not find it. i'm currently trying a program called 'recuva' but have had no luck yet. i haven't tried getting them back from my memory card yet but i didn't know if there was a way it could still be somewhere on my computer, and if so, how should i go about finding it. thank you for your help.

it should also be noted that i downloaded these programs on the same drive as the deleted photo is supposedly on, which might be a problem of course.
so i was able to use 'recuva' to get the photo from my camera's memory card. however, i still don't understand why it disappeared into thin air in the first place. if anyone has any thoughts i'd like to hear them, thanks!

A:Solved: accidental photo deletion

memory cards are fickle things - sometimes they just behave in strange ways, which is why you should always transfer photos from a memory card to a couple of hard drives (one for backup) as soon as possible. Don't use a memory card for uploading to any website until after you've copied it's contents to a backup drive.

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I deleted Windows when installing Ubuntu from my R5-471T-50UD model. But now I want it back. Since I don't have the Windows product key, is there any way to recover Windows OS? Thanks, 

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A few days ago I got the Windows Vista Scanner thing whatever virus. It simulates a virus scanner "made" by Vista and "scans" your computer and comes up with this list of viruses. It then asks if you want to delete the virus and whatever, you guys should know the drill. It blocks off your internet until you buy into the scam and constantly pops up crap. I had it once before and was able to get rid of it quite easily with Malwarebytes. The problem arose the second time i got it. When I tried to run MB again, it popped up a bunch of runtime errors and won't work. I couldn't get on the internet to download a new copy and when I tried to import another copy from a different computer I got the same runtime errors. My current Anti-Virus, Webroot 2011 wouldn't pick up any problems so I had this virus stuck on my computer. Well just before I got the virus, Vista (The legitament Vista) popped up these notification boxes while I was browsing the internet asking if I would allow "installation.exe". Naturally I blocked it and seconds later another box opens asking if i want to install "yuc.exe". Again, I decline it and things run smoothly for a few minutes when the fake scanner closed my internet and started it's whole charade. After several frustrating attempts to rid the virus I remembered the pop ups that had appears minutes before the attack. I opened the task manager and started looking through the system tasks that were running. Sure enough, ... Read more

A:Accidental System File Deletion

Oh, and I'm using a Toshiba laptop if that helps any.

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I deleted files from system32 by accident and now my laptop will not boot, my friend lent me a windows 7 ultimate disc so that I could restore the missing files, it did not work. So I downloaded, on another system, a windows 7 64bit recovery disc and it seemed to work but the system does not say the error has been fixed it just continues to say "setup is starting (or) loading services" but it never gets any further. I am at my wits end, please any help appreciated, step by step by step guides welcome, links, whatever you think will work, i'm open to suggestions. A.S.A.P thanks.
Also, I will try to answer as best I can any questions.

A:[SOLVED] Accidental File Deletion

Beats me how anyone can delete stuff by accident from the System32 folder, considering you should have no need to delete anything in there at all.

When you tried a 64-bit repair disc, I assume your Windows 7 is 64-bit, right?
(A 64-bit Windows repair disc won't repair 32-bit Windows because the system files are different).

Your laptop should have a hidden factory recovery partition which you should be able to invoke by pressing one of the 'F' keys as soon as the laptop is fired up. I can't say which specific key 'cos it varies according to make & model, but try F3.

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Please please can someone help me. I recently installed Office 97 onto my new pc (stupid I realise now, because I'm running on XP but am an amateur as you may gather). I did this because I wanted Exel but at the time was too dozy to realise that it would put the older versions of OE and Word on my pc also. SO I uninstalled it all but in doing so inadvertantly deleted bits of Outlook Express 6 that I need. Result is that OE no longer works as it should in conjunction with Internet Explorer, ie I can't email pictures via the icon that appears when I hover my mouse over them, can't open OE using the envelope icon on Internet Explorer and when I try to click on the email address on someone's website, it goes crazy and opens 50 blank windows! Most frustrating. Alas I no longer have access to the Office disc I used initially to reinstall the bits I need, so am wondering if there's somewhere I can get an OE6 download to replace my vital missing bits!

Would be so grateful if someone has any advice. Thanks a lot.

A:OE 6 accidental partial software deletion

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Acer Computer, Windows Vista. I am at work on a computer network and deleted two folders from a Public Drive accidentally. I cannot find them in my recycle or trash bin on my computer nor can I locate it on the Server's recycle/trash. Can't do a search, since I can't remember the folder's names. Where else can I search????

A:Accidental deletion of folers-name unknown

Hi, try installing and running Recuva on the machine where the local drive held the files you deleted accidentally. If that server has more than one hard drive, see if you can install it to a different drive so as to avoid overwriting parts of those old files.

Have it deep scan the drive, and then sort the results in the folder view to see if you can recognize them.

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Any chance of recovery of the sent file folder which was accidentally deleted. Outlook 2007

Actually just the files in the sent folder, not the folder itself.

A:Accidental deletion of sent files Outlook 07

Yes three ways
The first and the best is to use backup and restore. It is a feature of Windows 7
The next way is to download and use recuva.
The last and most sure way of success is the use System Image, which is part of Seven.
That system image will change everything on your hard drive back to the way it was on the day you select to return to.
System Image Recovery
Unless your lost documents are extremely important, I would not use the system image method.

Recuva will work best if you use the computer as little as possible, until you attempt recuva.

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I have a Laptop with Win 8.
Recently I deleted a folder in my thumb drive accidentally as that folder was "active" in the explorer, while I thought I was deleting something else on the desktop.
I am hoping I do not make the same mistake twice, so in addition to taking a backup of such folders on the thumb drive, I would also like to change its security settings, so that a casual "Shift+Delete" will give me an access denied warning - so that I can realize I am deleting the wrong thing.
I tried adding a Deny Delete permission to Everyone in the advanced security setting, but it does not seem to work. I tried this while enabling inheritance and also after disabling it - but it did not make a difference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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So I was moving files to my external USB for saving space on this tablet ( Acer Iconia ), I accidentally selected the "Camera roll" folder and came to notice when I tried to make pictures with the camera app. Because I did Cut/Paste action.

Thank you for your time.

A:Camera roll folder not found after accidental deletion

so you copied it to the external usb ,why not just move it back,other drastic option would be to backup important stuff and reinstall android.

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So i recently bought a 3TB External Harddrive, and then had to turn it into a internal by removing the covering and and installing it into my computer via Sata. I completed this and when i went onto my computer it showed up as 300 gigs total space. So i enter disk management and reformat it and extended the space to 2100 gigs the highest option. I thought that i could get more some how and i somehow ended up deleting the partition. Since then i was not able to see the drive in My computer or disk management so i installed a software (EaseUS Data Recovery) and am now currently doing a scan of the the drive to recover it. I was wondering if after this i will be able to somehow view the drive in disk management and my computer again. And if so how do i do this.
The progress on the EaseUS program : http://imgur.com/EFEy4Au (IDK if this will help other than to show what the program im using does)
Please help, im usually pretty computer savy but i made a mistake im unable to solve

A:Hard Drive missing after deletion of partition

See if this explains it a bit.

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I'm not too sure what to do as of now, the free partition that is worth 66gb is just there. I right clicked my Primary Cdrive partition to try extend it but it was greyed out and so i couldnt merge the two..

Help is greatly appreciated!

A:How do i Merge a free space partition to my Primary C drive partition? IN VISTA

You can't modify the partition that has Windows installed on it because doing so would destroy your Windows installation.

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Win XP home ed.:
What are the steps needed to access one of my partitions, delete it, then use 1/2 the space and apply to system drive and the other 1/2 to another partition?

A:remove partition & add space to system drive & a diff partition

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I'm creating a new Storage Space with two internal drives, a Toshiba 2TB and a Toshiba 3TB. The 2TB drive was successfully added to the storage space. However, adding the 3TB drive results in the following error:

"Can't add drives. Check the drive connectionis and then try again. Incorrect function. (0x00000001)"

Does Storage Space have a known issue with 3TB drives? I ask because I've run into this problem with Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008. I thought Microsoft would have rectified this issue with their latest OS release...

Any help / advice will be appreciated.

A:Can't add drive to Storage Space

I've seen similar reports, but the issues were caused by the disk controller. The drives had the same Unique ID, and that's what had Storage Spaces confused.

Check it in PowerShell and post results:

Get-PhysicalDisk | ft FriendlyName, UniqueId -auto

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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Hello everyone, I'm obviously brand new to the forums so I hope this is the right place for this. I should start with my type of drive; I have a 120gb Cherryville SSD from Intel serving as my C: Drive. Just the other night I had approximately 43GB left in my C: Drive (note this is incredibly low as well, but I was content). Last night I checked again and saw that I was down to 25! I performed a disk defrag and that actually decreased my storage to 23! I am absolutely puzzled as to the cause of this.

The only thing I have done between the time that I had over 40 and last night was update my visual BIOS (having nothing to do with my C: Drive at all) and download a simple XML update for Microsoft Expressions (which was measured in kilobytes). Granted I have done my fair share of updating .net framework and various other updates, but all of my major programs are on my hard drive, not my SSD.

To put this into visual perspective, I'd like to share a photo showing around 25GB of space taken that is absolutely nowhere to be found, I find it hard to believe that Windows and a few programs can take up nearly 90GB of storage. Any advice/ideas?

A:Inexplicably Low C: Drive Storage Space

Well I can't tell you what is filling up your SSD but what I can tell you I know of no SSD manufacture that recommends defragging a SSD.
You should find some pointers here.

Optimize Windows 7

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

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An answer to this question may clear up my confusion: Can the C: drive be part of a pool, having all drives (including the c: drive) look like 1 drive? If so, how do I do that? I created a storage space, but it made me set it up as drive D:, and I see no way to combine it with C:.

Next: I want to have the C:/boot drive be part of the redundancy equation. I plan to use Parity. I can see where it would be if all drives looked like 1, but I don't see how it would be if not part of the pool.

Any fog removal is appreciated.

A:Confused - Want to set up storage space - All look like 1 drive

It sounds like you want to use RAID1. Does your motherboard support RAID options?

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I got a 1.5TB hd for Christmas and am thinking of buying a new computer and installing the new 1.5TB drive inside. The computer I'm looking at - a refurbished Gateway Core 2 Quad has a 750GB hard drive. So I'd have over 2TB in the computer. I seem to remember hearing that the upper limit is 2TB. Is that correct?


A:Is there a limit to how much disk drive storage space can be used?

I've not heard of a maximum but I have over 3TB myself with no problems.

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I have had my USB flash drive for almost an year now. I use it mostly to store my PDF files on, and I have deleted many files and reformatted the disk a few times as well. The flash drive was originally 4 GB, but now when I check the size on Properties, I have a 960 mb flash drive... Any suggestions as to how I can retrieve my missing storage space? Is it even retrievable?

A:USB flash drive storage space disappearing act

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With regards to your problem, check the file system, it should be formatted as FAT and not FAT32 or NTFS (if it even lets you choose that). It could just be that it's had its day and the memory has partially failed

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I've searched but not found an direct answer. Pls excuse if I have missed something.

I'm running a Storage Spaces on a Win 8.1 machine with a few partitions. I just discovered that my large partition couldn't be enlarged over 16TB due to my 4kb cluster size so I created a new, smaller, partition on the drive capacity that I had left with
64kb cluster size. Fine so far. I then started moving files to the new partition thinking that I could somehow reclaim the unused space from the old, large, partition and then "transfer" it to my new, smaller partition. But now I'm stuck as I can't
find a way to reclaim this unused space. Help!
I've tried running the "Defragment and Optimize Drives" tool but no change.
What am I doing wrong?

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I'm trying to find an App that displays how much space is left on the Crive
as a Live Tile that auto-updates as space is cleared or used.

I'm not sure what to type into the search...
I get C++ , cloud storage, driving conditions in India and New York, driving games.

I hate having to jump to desktop > my computer to see how much is left.

I re-enabled desktop gadgets but they are still are terribly ugly... and are always "group" with other info
I dont want like cpu speed, etc.

any suggestions?

A:Storage Space (C:Drive) as Live Tile (App)

You don't have to go to desktop to go to "my computer", just pin "my computer" to your start screen. Just one click away too seeing this window:

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I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a single partition on either drive. I know I want to use NTFS.

This should be straightforward. I'm finding it is not. I cannot formulate a search that points me to the right tutorial or thread. Either I get hundreds of options to consider or, if I try to narrow the options, no answer is found.

Please point me to the right discussion. Perhaps the answer will help others who come after me, too.



A:Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive

Do you know how to make a partition and format a drive?

You can do it all in Windows Disk Management.

You don't need to do anything special to the drive just because it is going to store images.
Treat it like any other drive.

Format it with a single partition.

Store your image files on it. Use a folder structure if you want to---perhaps naming a folder something like "Macrium image of C partition, 060714" so you know the date of the image.

Nor do you need to use a separate drive just for image storage.

Make your images and store them like ordinary data. Back up the images just like you'd back up any other important data file. That's what they are: important data.

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Hello, I'm having novice troubles again.

I have added an extra hard drive to my PC which was an extra disk in my old PC. I have connected it up identically as it was before. That is connected to the first connecter on the ribbon which goes to my CDROM drive. After restarting my PC the added disc worked fine but I could no longer see my CDROM drive. Removing the added disc everything went back to normal my CDROM was visible again. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to have my extra drive and my CDROM working?

Any advice is welcome.

A:{RESOLVED}Trying to add an extra hard drive for storage space

check the jumpers on the cdrom, you can't jumper both devices master or slave, one has to be jumpered master and the other jumpered slave, makes no difference really which, just so that they are different.
That is if you not using cable select but I doubt it

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I have W7U on a Samsung 7 Series (S01UB) with a primary 120 GB Kingston SSD and then the factory 1 tb drive in the DVD drive slot. I use the tb as my storage, and still have old windows stuff on it, as I did a clean install to my SSD. You can see from the screenshot that it's broken into old and new. I shrunk the "old" area by the unallocated 122 GB as I moved crap off or deleted what I didn't want. I'm trying to reassign the unallocated to the "new" area, but I am failing miserably here. I've tried using both the windows disk manager as well as EaseUs Partition Master, to no avail. Can anyone point me down the right road? Thanks!

A:Unable to extend partition on storage drive

You can add/subtract space from/to any partition even if not adjacent using this free tool:
How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

Use the boot disk which will not fail, while all others except Disk Mgmt can fail with data loss.

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Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.

I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.

Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.

There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.

A:Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive

The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.

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Hello Everyone,

I just got a new laptop that has a 256GB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD Storage drive. Dell put 2 recovery partitions and and OEM partition on the SSD and I want to maximize my SSD space. I have already created a USB recovery media but I would like to be able to still reset or refresh my PC if I need to while on the go. Is there a way to move or copy these partitions over to the HDD and have the Windows Recovery Environment still be bootable and the reset and refresh functions still working?

Thanks for the help

A:Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive

from command prompt(admin)
type> diskpart
type> list disk
type> select disk # (# being the disk number for the ssd)
type> list partition
type> exit
type> reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd window

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A bit of background...
-I have a Lenovo x61
-I have backup DVDs for Windows Vista to restore the computer to the factory state

So I wanted to play around with Windows 7 and I also realized that I didn't need the hidden service partition at the beginning of the drive if I had the backup DVDs. So, I figured if I were installing a new OS anyway, it would be a good time to kill that partition.

I proceeded to kill the partition successfully in Vista using diskpart and I was left with approximately 5.5GB of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive. I had read several places that if you did a clean install of Vista with unallocated space, it would overwrite that space and give you access to the whole drive in a single partition (so much for stuff you read randomly on the net ). So, I thought that probably was the same way Windows 7 worked as well. I then popped in my Windows 7 DVD and selected clean install. Everything about the install worked great...except I still have the 5.5GB of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this space and merge it back into the main partition? If the solution involves reinstalling Windows 7, that's fine (since I just did it yesterday and have hardly customized anything).

Thanks in advance for the help!

Also, here's a picture of the current state in disk management. One other question, what's the other part of the HD? RAM or something to do with Intel Turbo Memory?

A:Drive partition problem, unallocated space at front of drive

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hello everyone
i'm brand new here so i apologize if this thread is in the wrong place.
my first problem:
i can only account for 12gb of data in the C: drive.
but if i right-click properties, i am told that 29gb is used in the C:

where is the missing 17gb?

i have added up everything in all of the folders in C:, including the hidden folders.
Recycle Bin is empty.
all totals up to 12gb.

page file is only 2.5gb
drive has been defragmented.
yet the properties still tells me 29gb is used.

i really need that 17gb back.
can anyone please help me?

edit: never mind, i got this one solved
i turned off Restore Points and recovered 14gb!
my second problem:
i can only add a partition no larger than 8gb.

the total disk space is 160gb.
i want to have a 35gb C: and the rest going to the D:

what i currently have is 140gb C: and 8gb D:

if i use Disk Management to Shrink the C:, it says
"Size of available shrink space in MB: 0"

why am i unable to shrink the C: any further?

many thanks for for all your help

HP Pavillion dv6000 Laptop
Vista Home Premium 32bit
AMD Turion 64x2
160gb hard drive

A:Drive Space & Partition problems

I have the sma eproblem but on a larger scale. I don?t have any Restore Points set-up (which, granted, is causing backup issues).

Rightclicking C-Drive properties states that I have used 106GB. However, when I go into the drive, select all and go to properties I get a total of only 88GB used..... any ideas?

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